5 Interesting Facts About Kerala Trip

1)  GODS OWN COUNTRY – Kerala is known as God’s Own Country for its scenic beauty, culture, and wonderful etiquette.

2)  Land of Elephants – The number of captive elephants in Kerala is more than that of any other state in India.  Kerala is known to be the land of elephants after the land of coconut.

3)  Richest temple in the world – The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram the state capital is the wealthiest institution of worship on the globe.

For many years, India has been fascinated by Kerala’s Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is steeped in mystery and terror. The innermost concealed room is thought to be guarded by two huge Cobras. Worse, myth has it that anybody who unlocks the vault will be met with disaster.

4)  Sadhya – Sadhya means banquet in Kerala. There are about 28-30 dishes on average served in a sadhya and it is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Sadhya is traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala Trip. The leaf’s broader side lays on the right. The salt comes first, On the top half of the banana leaf, twelve to thirteen dry or semi-dry dishes are served. Rice and lentils, sambar, and curry go in the bottom half. If any of the curries are lacking in flavor, season them with salt to taste.

World’s best family holiday destination – Lonely planet in its 2016 edition listed Kerala as one of the finest destinations for Kerala family holidays tour Packages.

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Kerala

The backwaters of Alleppey

Alleppey known as Alappuzha is the paradise for peace seekers. Placid backwaters, lush green traditional villages, and a cruise down the lakes in a houseboat with delicious Kerala cuisine will make your trip to the fullest. The houseboats found in Alappuzha’s backwaters are renovated versions of traditional Kettuvallams. Kettuvallam is a Malayalam term in which ‘Kettu’ means house and ‘Vallom’ means boat.

How to reach Alleppey – Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport which is located 75 km from Alleppey. The airport connects all major cities of India.

Where to stay – Houseboats are available with all facilities starting from 6,500 INR/night for a luxurious stay in the backwaters of Alleppey. Hotels are available within the range of 3000-7000 INR / night and local stays are also available there in Alleppey for budget trips.


The commercial capital of the state, Kochi also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, has welcomed ships from Asian and European countries to her harbour since the 14th century. Kochi the blend of multi-cultures is a perfect location for every kind of happy soul. From busy towns to serene villages, it has everything to surprise a wanderlust. The Chinese fishing net, Mattanchery palace, a “kathakali “night, and an ayurvedic treatment are the must-try cochin things.

How to reach Kochi – Cochin International Airport is just 29 km away from the prime locations in Kochi. Direct flights are available to all major cities.

Where to stay – There are many hotels to stay in Kochi for its vibrant, boutique experience. Hotels like Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort are best for enjoying the tranquil backwaters of Kochi.

Blessed with low and flinty hills, tranquil woods, and tea plantations, Munnar is the perfect place for that pacifist in you. Being the resort for the British raj elite, Munnar still holds its pride. Elephant Ride at Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Pothamed viewpoint, luxurious stay in a resort having hot tea in the cold-foggy weather cannot be missed by a true wanderlust. How to reach there – There are state-run and private buses to Munnar from major cities of Kerala and Tamilnadu. You can get a cab to Munnar from Cochin International Airport which is 110 km away. Stay – There are a lot of budget-friendly and luxurious resorts in Kerala Tour Packages Munnar starting from 3000 INR / night to enjoy your stay. Local homestays are also available with delicious Kerala cuisine.

The palm-backed beaches of Kovalam are one of the best beaches in Kerala and most visited too. Kovalam is the best getaway for one who is looking for all the beauty of a beach with energizing ayurvedic healing.

How to reach Kovalam beach – Trivandrum railway station and Airport is just 20 km away from Kovalam. Taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws, etc will be available at every corner of the city.

Top 10 Things to Do in Kovalam

  • Houseboat Ride
  • Adventure Sports
  • Catamaran ride
  • German bakery
  • Vizhinjam Village
  • Vellayani Lake
  • Lighthouse beach
  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium

Apart from Munnar another hill station embellishing Kerala’s natural aesthetics is the mesmerizing Wayanad. Along with the perfect cool weather, Wayanad has got mind-blowing waterfalls, caves, lakes, and dams making it the perfect location for a chill Kerala tour packages vacation. Road drive to Wayanad will be the best that it can offer you, spotted dears, monkeys, and majestic Bisons will welcome you on your way to Wayanad, home for the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to reach Wayanad – Calicut International Airport is the closest Airport to Wayanad which is at 87 km and the closest railway station is Nilambur which is 54 km away. There is a direct bus service to Wayanad from all major cities in Kerala.

Must visit places and activities in Wayanad

  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Kuruva Island
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Neelimala Viewpoint
  • Pookode Lake
  • Camping
  • Thirunelli temple
  • Vythiri Village Resort Stay
  • Chembra Peak
  • Zipline
  • Cycling
  • TreeHouse Stay

FAQs for Kerala

The cost of your Kerala trip will vary greatly based on which cities you cover and what places you stay at. In fact, a 1 night, 2 days trip to Kochi will cost you a mere INR 3,400 whereas a 8 nights, 9 days trip to Kerala that covers Kochi, Munnar, Alleppey, thekkady, Kumarakom and more might cost you nearly INR 34,000.

The winter season, from September to March, is the ideal time to visit Kerala. This is when the weather is cool, no matter where you go, but especially for Alleppey, Kochi and Kanyakumari. However, Munnar and other adjoining hill stations remain cool almost all through the year.

One of the most popular itineraries for those touring Kerala within 4 days includes destinations such as Munnar, Alleppey and Kochi. You can spend 1 night at each city, which should be enough to cover all major attractions.

Kerala is a land of many diversities, be it geographically or culturally. In order to enjoy a thrilling Kerala trip, make sure to visit the below destinations for specific experiences and activities:

  • Munnar for the hilly terrain
  • Alleppey for the backwaters and houseboat stay
  • Thekkady for the wildlife
  • Wayanad for the lake and fishing
  • Kochi for some shopping
  • Trivandrum for the cultural extravaganza
  • Kovalam for the beaches

A 6 nights 7 days Kerala tour is sure to be the perfect way to explore most of the top destinations of Kerala. However, for a more exhaustive tour, try to book a Kerala tour of 10 to 11 days or so. This will give you the perfect opportunity to not just follow the package itinerary, but also to spend some relaxing and exploring this beautiful state on your own.

Leisure days are important for any vacation since you can spend those couple of days visiting the local markets, nearby attractions and enjoying some souvenir shopping. Or you can add a few more destinations to your tour, so as to have a more comprehensive travel experience.

If Traveling by Air: – Kochi being the center spot, would be the best place to start your journey. If you are planning to visit Kovalam / Trivandrum / Kanyakumari, you should then make return reservations from Trivandrum, else, Kochi.  

If Traveling by Train: – Ernakulam Jn. being the center spot, would be the best place to start your journey. If you are planning to visit Kovalam / Trivandrum / Kanyakumari, you should then make return reservations from Trivandrum Jn., else, Ernakulam Jn.

When availing Kerala tour, make sure to include these in your bucket list.

  • Walk & take a photo between Tea Gardens in Munnar
  • Wander through the Paddy fields in Kerala
  • Sip Super Tender & Sweet Coconut Water from Roadside
  • Enjoy Beauty of Backwaters in a Houseboat
  • Watch Snake Boat Racing
  • Explore Village Life along the backwaters
  • Fish with Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi
  • Drape a Kerala Saree
  • Ride on an Elephant
  • Watch birds in Bird Sanctuaries of Kerala
  • Go for a Jeep Safari
  • Get an Authentic Kerala Ayurveda Massage
  • Watch the tea making process from where it originates
  • Visit Local Markets
  • See the Flower garden in Munnar
  • Watch Local Art Forms
  • See Sunset at Kovalam Beach
  • Taste the adventure with Paragliding
  • Get wet under the Waterfalls
  • Observe Wildlife closely in Thekkady
  • Visit the Zoo
  • Watch a Kalaripayattu Show
  • Practice Yoga Sessions in Ashrams
  • Visit Jatayu National Park
  • Visit a quiet beach like Cherai or Marari
  • Watch Tholpavakoothu- Puppet Show
  • Surf in the Arabian Sea

Yes, it is possible to get a driver fluent in Hindi or English. In case travelers have such requirements, they must contact the travel agent in advance, in order to avoid all last minute hassles.

Rice and cassava (Tapiocare the staple foods of Kerala. All main dishes are made with them. The side dishes include vegetables, meat, fish or a mix of all of them. The main dish for lunch and dinner is boiled rice, with sambhar (a tangy daal). Most of the dishes are cooked in coconut oil.

Since all the tour packages to Kerala for families are customizable, it is possible to for the agents to provide food as per a traveler’s requirements. However, travelers are requested to share and discuss their preferences with the appointed tour agents who can confirm the availability, additional cost or other details about the arrangement of the same.

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